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Somalia: Roving Finance Manager

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 30 Jun 2017

Roving Finance Manager- Somalia/Somaliland

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Purpose:

The purpose of this post is to ensure that the country office adheres to all its financial management obligations internally within Save the Children and externally with donors. The position holder will be travelling extensively within Somalia to support Area Offices on key finance tasks including financial accounting, donor reporting, budgeting, audits, asset management, staff training, partner support and covering for Area Finance Managers

Contract Duration:

2 year



Qualifications and Experience

  • A University degree in Commerce, Accounting or Business Administration (Finance or Accounting option) from a recognized university.
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressively mid-level management experience with INGOs in professional accounting and financial management.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with local partners and supporting in building their capacity.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of generally accepted accounting procedures
  • Experience of systems audit and articulating/implementing recommendations
  • Good personal organizational skills, including time management, and ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Ability to work within a multicultural setting
  • Training skills
  • Experience working in difficult and/or emergency environments.
  • Computers literate, proficient with excel and computerized accounting packages.
  • High level of integrity and ability to work as part of a professional team
  • Ability and willingness to work under high pressure travel to field offices and to meet tight deadlines.

    Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.


Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

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